Ep. 34: Cuban Illustrator Cristy C. Road on Growing up Queer in Miami, Creating her Own Tarot Cards, and Resistance Through Art

Cuban-American illustrator Cristy C. Road is unlike any other artist you've ever met before. Her vivacious attitude isn't just contagious but endearing. This Miami-based gemini is nothing short of spectacular as she spills on her toughest experiences proving that vulnerability is in fact a strength. Cristy, whose real name is Cristina Carrera, also dives into what it was like to come out to her conservative Latino family, using art as an escape in her teens through zines, and how proud she is to have produced a soon-to-be released beautiful 78-tarot card deck after all these years. She also reveals the story behind her name. Hint: punk rock is near and dear to her heart. 

Check out this fellow bruja's raw and passionate work on moradolens.com. This is part 2 of our FUERZAFest coverage, the first LGBTQ Latino festival, run by Mario Colon who was interviewed in our previous episode.

Don't forget to show Cristy C. Road some love by visiting her website